November 16, 1999

REAL Software is pleased to announce the latest development release of
REALbasic: 2.1a23.

These alpha releases are for testing purposes only and are not considered
the current release of REALbasic. Projects saved in alpha releases of 2.1
cannot be opened in REALbasic 2.0.2. You should not use alpha releases for
mission-critical development. There is a specific mailing list hosted at
REAL Software for discussing the alpha testing releases: Subscribe to this
list by sending an email containing “subscribe realbasic-dr” (without the
quotes) to:

[Opt] = Optimization
[Bug] = Bug Fix
[New] = New Feature
[Chg] = Changes Previous Functionality

a23 notes:
[Bug] Win32 now supports keyboard objects. The key codes are mapped
directly from the Mac “Extended Keyboard Layout”. The following is a
list of keys which have mappings which aren’t necessarily obvious:
Option = Alt, Command = Windows, Help = Insert, Clear = Num Lock, F13 =
Print Screen, F14 = Scroll Lock, F15 = Pause.

[New] You can pass raw Win32 key codes to GetAsyncKeyDown. Here is how
you do it, Add 1 to the raw keyCode and put it in the high word of the
integer you are passing. Example: Keyboard.AsyncKeyDown((rawKeyCode + 1)
* &hFFFF) Passing Mac Keycodes in the high word is currently identical
to passing them in the low word.

[Bug] Win32 now supports changing fonts in EditFields.

[Bug] Win32 now honors colors in EditFields. There are some
circumstances where the editfield will not refresh properly however.
Styled edit fields do not honor text color.

[New] Item “Clear” in the menu “Edit” is now enabled for deleting
project items.

[Bug] Win32 built application icons have much more accurate color, blues
and reds are no longer reversed.

[Bug] Double-byte intelligent text drag & drop behaviour altered. Let us
know if the change is inadequate.

[Bug] IM behaviour altered. Should appear on double-byte localised
versions of MacOS more frequently.

[Bug] Win32 built application icons no longer constrain the icon to a
diamond when the ICN# resource isn’t present.

[Bug] Win32 Movable Modal and Floating Dialog windows no longer cause
crashes on Win32

[Bug] REALbasic breakpoint problem fixed (introduced in a22, gone in

[Bug] Setting the password mode in an EditField no longer looses the
current selection. (Mac and Win32)

[Chg] About box now reflects more accurate version information.

[Chg] REAL Software address is now correct in the About box.

REAL Software, Inc. 512.263.1233
PMB #220
3300 Bee Caves Road, Suite 650
Austin, Texas 78746